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Jester-Knight, by Joey Madia
Jester-Knight follows the teenage trials and triumphs of Alde, the son of the Jester of Glittereye, a kingdom barely three generations old. As the fledgling kingdom crumbles from within, Alde must balance the expectations of being named for the first and greatest of Jesters with the path to knighthood that is thrust upon him through the selfless and heroic deed of saving an Elf.
Filled with epic battles, fierce dragons, political intrigue, and grand adventure, Jester-Knight sets the stage for ever-expanding explorations of the world of Mynoweth in the 6-book series The Ambir Dragon Tales.
“Joey Madia’s writing style in Jester-Knight, coupled with his imagination and depth of understanding, is precisely what our culture desperately needs: literature that empowers youth with the insight, courage, and wisdom much needed for undertaking the rites of passage into responsible adulthood where leadership is filled with heart and soul.” — The Fisher King Review
Joey Madia is an author, actor, and educator who writes in a
wide variety of genres and styles. His ten plays for young
audiences have been produced across the United States and his
series of books on using theatre in the classroom are helping
teachers redefine learning. His poetry, essays, and short stories
have been widely published and have earned him several awards. He
is working on several new books, including the next book of the
Ambir Dragon Tales, The Lost Stone of Ruenai. He is the founding editor of www.newmystics.com, an art and literary site.
For more information, visit http://www.newmystics.com/joey/jester-knight.html
To order: http://www.bookbinnj.com/
To hear a live reading of the opening chapter: http://www.wvwriters.org/podcast.html/episode14